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Références bibliographiques

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• Tattersall, G. J., Andrade, D. V., & Abe, A. S. (2009). Heat exchange from the toucan bill reveals a controllable vascular thermal radiator. Science, 325(5939), 468-470. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1175553

• Moreira, J. I., Riba‐Hernández, P., & Lobo, J. A. (2017). Toucans (Ramphastos ambiguus) facilitate resilience against seed dispersal limitation to a large‐seeded tree (Virola surinamensis). Biotropica, 49(4), 502-510. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12427